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Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 823 votes 25 voters 111.0k views100 items

List RulesVote up all of the James that you have heard of.

How many celebrities named James can you think of? The famous Jameses below have many different professions, including notable actresses named James, famous comedians named James, and even political figures named James. 

James Marsden, of Enchanted, X-Men, and 27 Dresses, is certainly one of the most famous Jameses on this list. Another of the famous people with the first name James is director James Cameron, known for iconic films such as Avatar and Titanic.

James Brown is one of the famous singers named James. This list also features famous movie stars named James, like James Earl Jones. There are also more singers named James, former models named James, and athletes named James. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named James? Just add them to the list!

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    James Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Franco

    1978-04-19

    BirthplacePalo Alto, California, United States of America

    James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor and filmmaker. For his role in... more on Wikipedia

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    James Marsden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Marsden

    1973-09-18

    BirthplaceStillwater, USA, Oklahoma

    James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and former model.... more on Wikipedia

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    James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James McAvoy

    1979-04-21

    BirthplacePort Glasgow, United Kingdom

    James McAvoy (; born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in... more on Wikipedia

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    James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Cameron

    1954-08-16

    BirthplaceKapuskasing, Canada

    James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist who... more on Wikipedia

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    James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    BirthplaceArkabutla, Mississippi, United States of America

    James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more... more on Wikipedia
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    James Gandolfini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    BirthplaceWestwood, New Jersey, United States of America

    James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. (Italian: [ɡandolˈfiːni]; September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was... more on Wikipedia
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    James Harden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Harden

    1989-08-26

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    James Corden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Corden

    1978-08-22

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hillingdon, United Kingdom

    James Kimberley Corden (born 22 August 1978) is an English actor, singer, comedian, and... more on Wikipedia

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    James Caan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Caan

    1940-03-26

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    James Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. After early roles in The Glory... more on Wikipedia
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    James Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Brown

    1933-05-03

    BirthplaceUSA, South Carolina, Barnwell

    James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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    James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Taylor

    1948-03-12

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A... more on Wikipedia

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    James Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Cromwell

    1940-01-27

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American actor. Some of his more notable... more on Wikipedia

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    James Garner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Garner

    1928-04-07

    BirthplaceNorman, Oklahoma, United States of America

    James Garner (born April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor, producer, and voice... more on Wikipedia

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    James Dean is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Dean

    1931-02-08

    BirthplaceMarion, Indiana, United States of America

    James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor from Indiana.... more on Wikipedia
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    James Spader is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Spader

    1960-02-07

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor. He is best known for... more on Wikipedia
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    James Woods is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Woods

    1947-04-18

    BirthplaceVernal, Utah, United States of America

    James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, and producer. His... more on Wikipedia

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    James Milner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Milner

    1986-01-04

    BirthplaceWortley, United Kingdom

    James Philip Milner (born 4 January 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays for... more on Wikipedia

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    James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    BirthplaceCheshire, Connecticut, USA

    James David Van Der Beek (born March 8, 1977) is an American actor best known for his... more on Wikipedia

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    James Brolin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Brolin

    1940-07-18

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    James Brolin (born July 18, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is the... more on Wikipedia
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    James Coburn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Coburn

    1928-08-31

    BirthplaceLaurel, Nebraska, United States of America

    James Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American actor. He... more on Wikipedia
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    James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Monroe

    1758-04-28

    BirthplaceMonroe Hall, Virginia, United States of America

    James Monroe (; April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and... more on Wikipedia

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    James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Stewart

    1908-05-20

    BirthplaceIndiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military... more on Wikipedia
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    James Carville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Carville

    1944-10-25

    BirthplaceCarville, Louisiana, United States of America

    Chester James Carville Jr. (born October 25, 1944) is an American political commentator, media... more on Wikipedia

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    James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    BirthplaceCúcuta, Colombia

    James David Rodríguez Rubio (American Spanish: [ˈxamez roˈðɾiɣes]; born 12 July 1991),... more on Wikipedia

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    James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?
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    James Cagney

    1899-07-17

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    James Francis Cagney Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American actor and dancer,... more on Wikipedia

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